90 responses

  1. Tami
    February 12, 2012

    does taking pictures slow you down at all. when i was thinking of your race today, i was wondering if you would be chatting and taking pictures 1 for 1 i guess! congrats. 1:45 is my secret goal too. my current pr is 1:49 on a very very hilly course.

    and this wedding dress article has been on the front page of boston.com all weekend and i kept thinking of you


    • Meghann
      February 12, 2012

      haha – the photo thing isn’t as complicated as it seems. I only took the camera out twice. And thank you for the article – heading there now.

  2. Heidi Nicole
    February 12, 2012

    They seriously wanted you to pay an extra $5 to get back to your car?! Did they expect runners to have that cash on them or did they charge ahead of time? That is just plain stupid – if they choose to have an out & back course that is something that needs to be taken care of with the crazy RnR race fees!

    But, all of that aside – awesome job on your race! You completely rocked it!
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  3. Stephanie
    February 12, 2012

    Great post lady! I am so so proud of you. That is amazing. You make me think I can do this one day. Congrats πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ At some point would love to talk to you about your “getting your period” back posts too. Hope all is well!! Congrats again.
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    • Meghann
      February 12, 2012

      Feel free to send me an email!

  4. Amber
    February 12, 2012

    Looks like a blast!!! Congrats on your awesome time!! You really rocked that race!! πŸ™‚

  5. Army Amy*
    February 12, 2012

    Congratulations! Sounds like you fought hard to earn that PR! Hopefully you spent the rest of today relaxing and celebrating!*
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  6. Alexandria
    February 12, 2012

    Way to go Meghann! You are a running inspiration. πŸ™‚

  7. Deva @ Deva by Definition
    February 12, 2012

    Congratulations – especially for putting up with the cold and wind! That wind chill must have been brutal! We’ve had similar temperatures here, and I’m in Cincinnati training for the Flying Pig Half! Brr!
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  8. Caroline
    February 12, 2012

    Congratulations on your new PR time!! It sounds like you had a really awesome race today:)
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  9. SkinnyRunner
    February 12, 2012

    congrats on the PR! its an amazing sense of accomplishment – own it.

    and then shake it like a salt shaker.

  10. Theodora
    February 12, 2012

    Amazing race, lady! Congrats!
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  11. Kristy @ KristyRuns
    February 12, 2012

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  12. wymberley
    February 12, 2012

    You are my Hero. I want to drop it low on stage, fo realz!! I was so inspired by this post I’m going to search for my next race…maybe Denver. Hello altitude!
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  13. Andrea @ Run, Eat, Date, Sleep
    February 12, 2012

    Congratulations, speedy!!!

  14. Michelle
    February 12, 2012

    Oh man – I can’t believe they were charging for a shuttle!!! I do love Flo Rida though – might have paid for him.

    Congrats again – hope you celebrate tonight πŸ™‚
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  15. Lena @Fit on the Rocks
    February 12, 2012

    Ahh that is so freakin amazing! Congratulations on an AWESOME PR!!
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  16. Jess-ThatJessGal
    February 12, 2012

    Congrats on accomplishing your time goal. You totally rocked this Rock n’ Roll Race! I’m so glad I got to see you (super briefly) today! Your blog was what introduced me to the whole world of racing runners, so essentially I wouldn’t have been out there today if it wasn’t for you. Crazy. Have a great night…you earned it!
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    • Meghann
      February 12, 2012

      CONGRATS GIRL! I’m glad I got to see you too!! I’m so proud of you for crossing that finish line!

  17. Cait @ Beyond Bananas
    February 12, 2012

    Congrats on the PR!! You must be flyin’ high right now! πŸ™‚
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  18. Hillary
    February 12, 2012

    First off, CONGRATS! What a huge, awesome accomplishment!

    Second of all, you are now officially making me nervous for my RNR race in March. It’ll be my first time running a race organized by them, and I haven’t heard many good things. Yikes…
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  19. emily
    February 12, 2012

    Congrats! You totally rocked that pr!
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  20. Macrae
    February 12, 2012

    Great job!

  21. Victoria (District Chocoholic)
    February 12, 2012

    Awesome all the way. Congrats on 3 PRs in one race!
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  22. MrsSwan
    February 12, 2012

    THAT WAS AWESOME! You are a total trip and I love this post and your after celebration. LMAO
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  23. Summer T.
    February 12, 2012

    CONGRATULATIONS, this was so fun to read about, felt like I was there πŸ™‚

  24. chelsey @ clean eating chelsey
    February 12, 2012

    Congrats on achieving your goal!!!

    I think that’s ridiculous that they charged people for a shuttle!!
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  25. Julia
    February 12, 2012

    What a fantastic race recap. Well done on smashing your PR…an amazing run πŸ™‚
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  26. Samantha
    February 12, 2012

    You are making me really excited about my upcoming (first) 5k. My training is going so well that I am even considering signing up for another 5k before this one. Congrats on all your new PRS! πŸ™‚ Sounded like a really great race. You should be so proud of yourself.
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  27. Angela @ Happy Fit Mama
    February 12, 2012

    You rocked it girl! I have the same goal of 1:45 in my next 1/2. My PR is 1:53 so you are my proof that it can happen if you push and strive for a goal.

    You deserved to drop it low on stage!!! πŸ™‚
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  28. Mary
    February 12, 2012

    Awesome, Meghann! You are an inspiration – you make me believe I can set a PR this year, too! I need to start working on my training plan right now.

  29. Rachel
    February 12, 2012

    Great job, Meghann!!

  30. Eric
    February 12, 2012

    Congrats on the 10K and 1/2 marathon PR. I also got new 5mile and 10k PR’s during my last 1/2 marathon. Running fast helps get into the front corrals that are not packed. Crazy parking and shuttle fees.

  31. Caitlin @ Chasing A Mile
    February 12, 2012

    Congratulations Meghann!! Great race recap.
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  32. Jenny
    February 12, 2012

    Congratulations on your PR! That is such a huge accomplishment! For my next 1/2, I’d like to get under 2 hours. You are a speed demon! Weeehooo!

    PS. Your brunch looks delicious!

  33. meghan
    February 12, 2012

    Congrats Meghan!! I ran a PR by a lot today too! I broke 2 hours for the first time with a 1:57:44. It was a great course, but I agree with you: so so chilly. I left my gloves the entire way too. What an exciting day.
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    • meghan
      February 12, 2012

      Sorry…I spelled your name wrong. Congrats Meghann!
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  34. Lori
    February 12, 2012

    Congratulations!! That is so exciting- you PRed and got low on stage with Flo Rida all before most people have even rolled out bed and checked Facebook!
    I am so happy for you!

  35. Jessica @ Sushi & Sit-Ups
    February 12, 2012

    Congrats on your awesome time!!
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  36. Ida
    February 12, 2012

    Congrats on a 7min PR, that’s huge! I think you are well on track to smash 3:55 in a full.

  37. Jamie
    February 12, 2012

    So incredible! Congrats on your awesome accomplishment!!
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  38. Joss
    February 12, 2012

    Congratz girl…that is really something to be proud of!!

  39. Chelsea
    February 12, 2012
    • Meghann
      February 12, 2012

      I think I’m going to write a post on this – I seem to get this question a lot. πŸ™‚

  40. Lindy Katherine
    February 12, 2012

    Delurking to say I enjoyed your recap very much. Congratulations!

  41. Cate
    February 12, 2012

    Congrats on an amazing PR!! That is awesome! How great that you had a friend there to pace you too! πŸ™‚
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  42. Ash Bear
    February 12, 2012

    Awesome race! I’m definitely going to be thinking of you in a few weeks when I try to PR. A few questions though:
    -Would you consider running sans camera for your next PR attempt?
    -what is the #1 thing you think you did right today which helped you PR
    -do you want to pace me in DC? πŸ™‚
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    • Meghann
      February 12, 2012

      1. Why would I run without my camera? πŸ™‚ I really only had it out twice – at the beginning and when I pulled it out on the pier for 15 seconds because it was too beautiful to pass up. I kept it in the pouch of my Gracie Gear sports bra so it was easy to get in and our.
      2. I think my training helped and getting in a few longer runs at goal pace leading up to race day. Really, the biggest trick is not letting yourself give up and pushing through.
      3. I’m running Gasparilla when you run DC – I can virtually pace you πŸ™‚

  43. Alaina
    February 12, 2012

    That is amazing Meghann!!! Congratulations on an amazing acheivement!! And that is so cool that you got to dance with Flo Rida. πŸ™‚
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  44. Heather @ Better With Veggies
    February 12, 2012

    Congratulations!!! I’m so excited for you, so amazing that you were able to meet your goals and end up on the stage with Flo-rida!!

    I’m a little worried about my marathon being a RnR race now, I can’t believe how many negative things I read about them and it doesn’t seem like they are getting any better. You’d think they’d respond and make changes to improve each race. Disappointing…
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  45. Milton
    February 12, 2012

    Great story
    What is even better, I was that 1:45 pace guy;)

  46. Brandy
    February 12, 2012

    Congratulations!! I’ve been reading your blog for a while now and I knew you’d hit that goal. Way to go πŸ™‚

  47. Katy (The Singing Runner)
    February 12, 2012

    Congratulations Meghann! I am so happy you achieved your goal! πŸ˜€

    Do you want to pace me at Gasparilla? πŸ˜‰ Kidding… there is no way I’m going to PR there- not after doing a 15K and 5K the day before!
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  48. Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife
    February 12, 2012

    CONGRATS!!! SO exciting for you!! That seriously rocks πŸ™‚
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  49. Jamie @ Don’t Forget the Cinnamon
    February 12, 2012

    Congratulations!! That is something to be so proud of!!
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  50. Emily
    February 12, 2012

    CONGRATS!!! I LOVE new PRs!!
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  51. Mallory @ Have Your Cake and Eat It
    February 12, 2012

    CONGRATS! that is amazing…my goal this year is to break a 1:50 half! YOU ARE SPEEDY!
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  52. Laura @ Backstage Balance
    February 12, 2012

    CONGRATS on your new PR. What a thrill!
    That is so awesome that you stumbled upon the Flo Rida concert and got to dance onstage! How fun!
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  53. Sierra @ Posh Meets Pavement
    February 12, 2012

    Congrats! Way to pull out a double PR ! Flo Rida is too funny. Anything is possible…even dancing on stage with a rapper post race. Thats a story for the books.
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  54. Lee
    February 12, 2012

    Good job, Meghann! Congrats.
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  55. Emily @ The Swallow Flies
    February 12, 2012

    That was such an inspiring post! Thank you so much!
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  56. Casey @ OatsAndNanners
    February 12, 2012

    This is SO inspiring!! CONGRATS Meghann!! You’re just kicking ass lately πŸ™‚ I’ve never thought about using a pacer before, but it seems like she really got you through the hard times… maybe it’s something to consider in the future. Keep it up!
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  57. Reenie
    February 12, 2012

    Congrats Meghann ~ way to go….and Mary too!

  58. Leah
    February 13, 2012

    What a great recap! Way to go Meghann!! I was grinning while reading the entire post. So happy for you. Mary sounds like a great friend!
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  59. Emily
    February 13, 2012

    Ha, the trash bag warm-up picture cracked me up.

    Congratulations on your PR!
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  60. Andi
    February 13, 2012

    Ahhh! This totally brought tears to my eyes!! Congrats on not just breaking, but obliterating your goal!!!! The weather definitely helped – even though we thought it might not when we started.

    Love the recap πŸ™‚
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  61. Hope @ With A Side Of Hope
    February 13, 2012

    Congrats on the race! So cool that you were on stage with Flo-Rida! πŸ™‚
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  62. Sarah
    February 13, 2012

    Congrats on your PR lady!! So Exciting! Best feeling in the world when you push it like you did for those last 3 minutes πŸ™‚
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  63. Bria
    February 13, 2012

    Wow Meaghan, great job!!
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  64. Shannon
    February 13, 2012

    GREAT race report! I heard the weather was extremely rough, I had some friends doing this one. Way to go PRing! Since you are a fellow Floridian, maybe I’ll see you at a race later this year!
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  65. Amanda – RunToTheFinish
    February 13, 2012

    i just set my own goal to hit 1:45 so this is just the kick I needed!

    i keep wondering if maybe the RNR’s just grew faster than they were ready to handle, I mean $20+ to get yourself to the start is a little nutty. shoot even in miami they turned off the parking meters on the beach for our recent races.

    major congrats on a fun day and i too would have been in my gloves the whole way!
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  66. Carly D. @ CarlyBananas
    February 13, 2012

    Congrats, Meghann!! I’m so happy you hit your goal πŸ™‚
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  67. Katy Widrick
    February 13, 2012

    This gave me chills and not just because you looked so darn cold!

    VERY proud of you, friend. For the run and for dropping it, dropping it low, girl.

  68. Katy Widrick
    February 13, 2012

    This gave me chills and not just because you looked so darn cold!

    VERY proud of you, friend. For the run and for dropping it, dropping it low, girl.

  69. April @ Marathons N Martinis
    February 13, 2012

    Way to go!! So happy for you – I totally teared up reading your recap – way to dig deep to hit your goal!!
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  70. Emily
    February 13, 2012

    Congrats on your PR. You did AWESOME!

    Looking forward to seeing you in less than 3 months at the Pig. My training is well underway, and while I will not be as fast as you (even though I train on hill all the time and you get nice Florida flat), I can’t wait!
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  71. Casey @ The Baker Bee
    February 13, 2012

    Hey there! We didn’t really get to meet yesterday, but I was at brunch with you guys. Congrats on the 1:45!! That is absolutely amazing! I was super stoked to finish yesterday (my first half!) with a 2:27. Hopefully I’ll see you around soon πŸ™‚
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  72. Carly Thurman
    February 13, 2012

    That race looks like so much fun! I miss training for races and need to get it back in my schedule. I’ve always thought the rock n’ roll ones looked like so much fun and will have to sign up for one soon!
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  73. Carissa
    February 13, 2012


    I’m so proud and inspired by how you pushed through!!! It shows how important pacers are!

    I can’t wait to run Gasparilla now! maybe next year I can get someone to pace me to below that magic 2 hour mark!
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  74. dee
    February 13, 2012

    I love that you dropped it low with Flo Rida after your race. That’s epic. πŸ™‚ Congrats on your PR!

  75. Mary @ food and fun on the run
    February 13, 2012

    You earned this PR like crazy! Such a great job Meghann! I was thrilled to be a part of it!

  76. Cheryl @ eatplayluvblog
    February 13, 2012

    Congrats! You look so HAPPY in all those pictures, regardless of being cold or whatever! I swear. Maybe the skirt? Such a good job. (PS I want that pizza)
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  77. Abby
    February 13, 2012

    I definitely didn’t run a half marathon or anything, but I did run my first 5k! I hear ya on the cold temps though, the windchill was 3 degrees. Yes. THREE DEGREES. On the bright side, I finished at just around 33 minutes. It’s not fast by any means, but it was faster than what I’d been training at so I was really happy πŸ™‚
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  78. Michelle
    February 13, 2012

    Congrats Meghann! Amazing job. I am hoping for a PR this weekend’s 1/2 and sadly my cold cold NH bones will be enduring a HIGH TEMPERATURE of 35 degrees. You are quite and inspiration!

  79. Heather
    February 13, 2012

    congrats girl! You did it! amazing! So awesome about being on stage!
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  80. Stacey @starpulp
    February 13, 2012

    It WAS cold! I ran the Breast Cancer Mararhon ine and it was around 24 degrees! brrr

    Congrats on your PR! Always feels great!!
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  81. Anne P
    February 14, 2012

    Congrats, girl!!! Amazing PR. I was starting to feel like maybe I couldn’t get a new PR in my next half but this post is inspiring me to give it a shot πŸ™‚

    Love those beach photos!

  82. Kirsten
    February 14, 2012

    I live in St. Pete (not a runner) and was shocked at how cold it was the morning of the race! I was thinking about all you runners out there, hoping you would run fast enough to stay warm! BTW that’s totally crazy about the parking and bus fees. The city is just as psychotic about parking tickets.

  83. Kath
    February 14, 2012

    Congrats Meghann!!

    You make racing look so fun πŸ™‚ Hope I can get back into it some day!
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  84. Luz @ Eat.Run.Sleep.Repeat
    November 21, 2012

    What training plans do you use? for the Half and Full Marathon?

    My half marathon goal is a 1:45, aiming to reach it in April (current PR 1:49)
    and my first marathon is in March, so I’m planning to start training soon. I will probably not hit a sub 4 marathon, but I’m hoping to come close πŸ™‚

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